Football season is officially back. After an explosive start to the season, it’s time to peruse the NFL week 2 slate for betting value. If you’re looking to make a few bets this weekend, you’re in the right spot. We’ve even thrown in a FREE sign-up offer for BetRivers.
NFL week 2 betting slate
Saints vs Bucs
There are plenty of exciting games to enjoy in the NFL week 2 slate, including a clash between the Bucs and Saints that promises to spring a surprise or two. Getting New Orleans at home +3 feels like a good value spot. The Saints defense is no joke and has constantly caused problems for Tom Brady during his stint with Tampa Bay. They could look to do the same again on Sunday.
Commanders vs Lions
Elsewhere, we get to see what Carson Wentz and the Commanders can do against the Lions. It’ll be a good measuring stick (obviously, because the Eagles replaced Wentz with Hurts) for Philly fans to really grade their week 1 effort.
The Eagles have a great offensive line and were made to look like a run-of-the-mill group against a much-improved Lions pass-rush. Can Carson Wentz of all players stomach that pressure all game without making a costly mistake? I doubt it. He already showed the highs and lows of his game in week 1, but the Lions aren’t the Jags and will hang around long enough to capitalize. I’m backing the Lions to get their first win of the year.
Giants vs Panthers
This could be great, or it could be awful. Saquon Barkley vs Christian McCaffrey may be one of the most intriguing matchups in NFL week 2. I think the total is interesting here. It’s currently 42.5 and both teams are either going to end up running the clock into the ground, or flying up and down the field scoring points.
After a disorganized week 1, I’m going to back the latter. If the average NFL game is around 47 points, I think there’s a good chance this creeps towards 45 and will bet the over while it’s low.
Seahawks vs Niners
The Seahawks were *somehow* able to defeat their old pal Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos in week 1. Sure, they may be without Jamal Adams, but these two teams know each other inside out and Geno Smith showed the world he’s more than just a clipboard-holder and I think Seattle can do enough to stay inside the number here.
Cincinnati vs Denver
Talking of Russell Wilson, we get Joe Brrr (my lookalike) and the Bengals going to Mile High stadium to face the Broncos in NFL Week 2. The spread here feels a bit off. I think Denver throwing the game away has hoisted it up a bit, and the Mile High ‘altitude’ problem is one that teams deal with year in and year out. I like the Bengals under a touchdown, or the over on points.
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